Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

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Dr. Kenneth R. Hansen, O.D.

Founder of Ankeny Family Vision Center,

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Dr. Kenneth Hansen founded Ankeny Family Vision Center in October of 1977 in 700 square feet of space with one employee!! He graduated from the University of Houston with his Doctor of Optometry in 1974 and served in the military for 17 years as both a Naval Officer and the optometrist for the Iowa National Guard.

In December of 2017, he sold his practice to his associate of seven years, Dr. Mandy Pietig, and under her leadership it has grown in doctors and employees—one of which is Dr. Hansen! At 73, Dr. Hansen is enjoying just being one of the doctors and leaving the administrative duties to Dr. Pietig and her team.

Dr. Hansen enjoys the challenge of fitting contact lenses, as well as providing the individualized, comprehensive and preventative eye health care that has always been his passion and for which Ankeny Family Vision Center is known. He also co-manages surgery patients and loves seeing the multiple generations of patients he has for their primary eye health needs.

At this time, Dr. Hansen has no plans to retire. He sees patients three days a week and enjoys his four-day weekends. He loves meeting the eye care needs of the Ankeny community and will continue until the Lord directs differently.

He serves on the Faith Baptist Bible College Board of Directors (17 years), and also Alpha Women’s Center Board here in Ankeny. He also spends time with his wife, Marcia, and his 14 grandchildren!!

Ankeny Family Vision Center celebrated 45 years of serving the Ankeny community in 2022, and 28 years of practice for Dr. Hansen!

Dr. Mandy Mataya Pietig, O.D.


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Dr. Mandy Pietig is the owner of Ankeny Family Vision Center as of January 2, 2017.  Dr. Pietig has worked with Dr. Hansen since 2009 and shown herself capable of taking this office to new heights.  She is young, energetic, and business-minded.  She has a vision for the practice and is looking forward to continuing the legacy that Dr. Hansen has planted and nurtured the last 39 years.

Dr. Pietig is a native of Madrid and received her Doctor of Optometry in 2007 from the Illinois College of Optometry.  She is an outstanding optometrist and treats each patient with individualized and comprehensive eye health care.

Dr. Pietig is involved in the diagnosis and treatment of all patients and specializes in working with those patients experiencing dry eyes, diabetes, high blood pressure and glaucoma as well as many childhood conditions, such as lazy eye and amblyopia.  She also takes a special interest in unique and difficult-to-fit contact lenses.

Dr. Pietig also enjoys seeing pediatric patients starting at 6 months of age through our InfantSEE Program.  Many eye conditions do not show symptoms that can be identified by a parent or well-baby check.  Vision development and eye health problems are easier to correct if treatment begins early.

Dr. Pietig is married to Dr. Todd Pietig, an optometrist, and they reside in Ankeny. Three boys take up their time out of the office.

Dr. Todd Pietig, O.D.


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Dr. Todd grew up in Carroll, Iowa on a family farm.   He received his bachelor's degree at the University of Northern Iowa and then completed his doctorate at the the Illinois College of Optometry.  He has over 12 years of diverse experience with a special interest in dry eye, myopia control such as ortho k, and medical eye care.  He is also outstanding with children and  you can often find him playing with his 3 children, Alex (8), Austin (5) , and Max (2).  Dr. Todd's hobbies include golfing, fishing, and camping and he hopes to take his kids to a national park every year.  He looks forward to providing individualized and comprehensive eye health care to the Ankeny community and surrounding areas.

Dr. Erica Seelye, O.D.


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Dr. Erica Seelye is originally from North Dakota, but has been happy to call Iowa home for the last 5 years. Upon completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Mary, she went on to earn her doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University in 2015, graduating with distinction. She is a member of the Iowa Optometric Association and enjoys seeing patients of all ages. In her spare time, Dr. Seelye enjoys relaxing at home with her husband, son, and family dog. She also likes to travel and spend time outdoors, whether going for a walk or keeping busy with yard work

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